The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Leicestershire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 44 32 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.57% 0.46% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 4.76% 3.13% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
System Software Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 32 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 12.00% 14.75% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 3
Average daily rate £213 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 11
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +52.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
East Midlands

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Leicestershire region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Leicestershire region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leicester - 1 - - 1
Lutterworth - - - -
vSphere
East Midlands

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) vCloud
4 4 (50.00%) 3PAR
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Clustering
5 3 (37.50%) Change Management
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) VBScript
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) IIS
5 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (37.50%) SCOM
5 3 (37.50%) Altiris
5 3 (37.50%) PlateSpin
5 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) MCP
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) SAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Designer
1 3 (37.50%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 3 (37.50%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ERP
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) VBScript
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (12.50%) VCP4
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) vCloud
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 3 (37.50%) Altiris
3 3 (37.50%) PlateSpin
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Dell